It completely hems in and cuts off the City from the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Why haven't they tunneled underneath?
Just look at the real estate and greenspace, retail and commercial and development opportunities, even tourism.
And while they're at it, Young Street should be shut down and made a promenade, all the way up, no cars, just bicycle lanes.
There's always a way of rerouting traffic.
Toronto will do both of these things, eventually, but I don't understand for the life of me why they don't get on it now.
Lack of vision. Lack of political willpower.
It's just a consortium and a massive P3 though, it's totally doable.
Toronto in many ways you suck, but it's fixable, all in one shot.
When the city is no longer cut off from the waterfront, then it becomes a whole new experience for everyone who lives there and who visits.
Total world class city.
It is to a degree, but it sure would be if someone had the courage to advance the idea for real and once and for all, to get it moving.
What are your thoughts? Any Torontonians? What do you think?
And while you're at it, please send a link to this discussion to the Mayor and City Hall and tell them to get their asses in gear, and start talking
to some developers and high financiers.
Elon Musk is getting into boring machines for just this kind of purpose.
A moonshot for Toronto.
The vision came to me and I'm sure I'm not the only one or the first to think of this, so I felt I'd make a post on it in Science and Technology.
All you'd need would be a Consortium and a group of developers and investors maybe even with some taxpayer money through Provincial and Federal
Investment funds as the Prime Minister has been talking up infrastructure, while some of the Provinces are experiencing austerity measures in public
infrastructure capital spending. It's needed, BIG things like this, and a high speed rail corridor between Calgary and Edmonton as another primes
example of the kinds of things we ought to be doing for a 21st century Infrastructure to help facilitate growth and the further movement of people,
goods and services in the economy, making it stronger.
Canada itself would benefit from this, the transformation of one of our Cities.
I think it's a great idea.
So doable, however big and complex it might appear at first glance.
What do you think?
edit on 27-3-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)